Surrey

Walton-on-Thames public toilet block sells for £415,000

The former public toilet in Church Street, Walton-on-Thames Image copyright Allsop
Image caption The average house price in Walton-on-Thames is £500,000

A former public toilet block in Surrey has sold for nearly half a million pounds at auction.

The one-storey loo in Church Street, Walton-on-Thames, fetched £415,000 at Allsop's auction in London, more than four times its £100,000 estimate.

It is located in the conservation area of the town where the average house price is about £500,000.

The auctioneers said it had "potential for redevelopment subject to obtaining all necessary consents".

Elmbridge Borough Council closed the public loo in 2009 following the introduction of its community toilet scheme which allows people to use facilities in shops, pubs and restaurants.

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